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Aquatic Group Exercise

Why choose Water Exercise?

The water’s unique properties allow the pool to provide an environment for people of all abilities.  Buoyancy creates a reduced impact exercise alternative that is easy on the joints, while the water’s resistance challenges the muscles.  Water lends itself to a well-balanced workout that improves all major components of physical fitness -- aerobic training, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

Water aerobics is often considered a low-intensity workout program appropriate only for pregnant women or the elderly. However, water aerobics actually offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. Water aerobics classes come in a variety of formats.

Low Impact

Exercising in water makes you feel about 90 percent lighter, reports the American Council on Exercise. When you jump or run in the water, your body does not experience the same impact that these moves cause on land. This makes water aerobics an ideal activity for those with arthritis, back problems, foot or leg injuries, and knee conditions. Pregnant women and the obese also benefit from the reduced impact.

Calorie Burn

Expect to burn between 400 and 500 calories per hour in a water aerobics class. The actual amount you burn will depend on your size, the intensity of your movements, as well as water temperature and depth. In general, faster movements incorporating the upper and lower body in deep water elicit the greatest calorie burn.

Strength

When exercising in water, you work against 12 times the resistance of air. Simply kicking and cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body. 


Aquatic Group Exercise Schedule

Sunday
~ YogAerobics -
8:30-9:15am - Dan (MP)

Monday
~ Aqua Tabata -
6:30-7:15am- Liza (MP)

~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 8:30-9:15am - Andi (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 9:30-10:20am- Andi (MP)
~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
~ Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm - Lydia (MP)
~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 6:30-7:15pm - Stacey  (MP)

Tuesday
~ Aqua Power - 8:30-9:15am - Robyn (MP)
~ HIIT Aquatic Boot Camp - 9:30-10:15am- Robyn (MP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm - Betsy (MP)
~ Aqua Zumba - 6:30-7:15pm - Laura (MP)

Wednesday
~ Aqua Strength - 6:30-7:15am- Liza (MP)
~ Aqua Intensity - 8:30-9:15am - Debra G. (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 9:00-9:50am- Liza (MP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm** -Liza (MP)
Cardio Pool Party - 6:30-7:15pm - Betsy (MP)

Thursday
~ Aqua Tabata - 8:30-9:15am - Julia (MP)
~ Aqua Cardio Blast - 9:15-10:00am - Andi (MP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
Arthritis Aquatic Program** - 11:30am-12:15pm** -Liza (MP)
~ Aqua Zumba - 6:30 -7:15pm- Laura (MP)

Friday
~ Aqua Intensity -
8:30-9:15am - Debra G. (MP)
~ Anti-Gravity* - 8:30-9:20am - Andi (MP)
~ Aqua Pilates - 9:30-10:15am- Andi (HP)

~ JCC Water Walkers - 10:00am-11:00am-Self Led (HP)
~ Water yoga - 11:30am-12:15pm - Dan (MP)
Please Note: No Water Yoga on  July 11, 18 and 25

Saturday
~ Aqua Zumba -
8:30-9:15- Laura (MP)

* Fees are associated with these classes.
** Guest Fee is $100 for 10 sessions. 

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Aquatic Group Exercise Class Descriptions

ARTHRITIS AQUATIC PROGRAM - A water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. It gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with the guidance from a certified instructor.
 
HIIT AQUA BOOT CAMP  (Hgh Intestiy Interal Traning)- this class combines interval/circuit training wth cadiovascular and core conditioning as well as strength training. Great for cross training. Knowledge of basic swimming and comfort in deep water required. 
 
AQUA CARDIO BLAST - Aqua cardio blast is all about matching the music and the moves. Pump up your heart while we pump up the jam..
 
AQUA INTENSITY - This is an INTENSE and invigorating cardiovascular workout in the water with an emphasis on abdominal strengthening and toning. Equipment may be used.
 
AQUA PILATES -These new aqua exercises challenge your stability, core strength, and develop your breathing in a way that traditional Pilates cannot.
 
AQUA POWER - A fast paced cardio, core and resistance class. We promise to power up your workout! Suitable for all level; just go at your own pace.  
 
AQUA STRENGTH - Rethink your workout and include a day (or two) of cross training in the pool! Experience resistance training and work your muscles by using the resistive properties of water. You do not need to be a swimmer, but you must be comfortable in deep water.
 
AQUA TABATA - A high intesity inteval exerise clss that altrnates 20 seconds of high intensity followd by 10 seconds of less intense eoverfor8rvs.The sciennce behid the workout suports metabollism increase of 17 pecent over a 24hr.period A sustainable energetic workout this is a class for the coditioned participant. Deep and shallow water combinaton.
 
AQUA ZUMBA ® -Integrating the ZUMBA formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. This class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
 
CARDIO POOL PARTY - A high energy water workout which uses weights and has an emphasis on increasing core strength and buildng muscle.

JCC WATER WALKERS - Looking for a great aquatic workout? Leave your gym shoes in the closet and hit the pool for a walk in the water! Water walking burns more calories than walking on land and is a no impact way to strengthen your body. Join other JCC Full Center Members in Lane 1 of the Heyman Pool for this free program.Ongoing M-F 10:00-11:00am
 
WATER YOGA - Yoga in the pool you say? Yes it’s true as water buoys up the body and makes balancing poses easier than on land. This class is for everyone, especially for those who have not had a good experience in standard Yoga class with intimidating postures.
 
YOGAEROBICS - This class uses the ancient practice of Yoga to create a great aerobic
water workout.

 

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Adult and Teen Aquatics - Summer Session

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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Adult Aquatics
 

Both pools are temperature regulated for lap swimming and class instruction.

We offer options for adult swimmers and non-swimmers: Group and Private Swim Lessons, Masters Swim Program, Scuba Diving Classes, Aquatic Personal Training, Water Walking, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, and Group Water Exercise Classes.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am

  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.

JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

 

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Adult Swim
18+ yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.

Guest: $185/8sess.
JCC Member: $140/8sess.

Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Share a class with other adults. Beginner (little or no swimming ability) to mid-level swimmers. Learn the basics or fine tune what you already know. Certified instructors put students at ease while motivating participants to fulfill individual needs.


Adult Swim Clinic
18+ yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.

Guest: $185/8sess.
JCC Member: $140/8sess.

Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

For adults who know the basics. Learn proper technique and become more efficient in front and back crawl, side stroke and breast stroke.


 


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Jewish Learning

The Center for Jewish Learning

We offer numerous classes in many areas of Jewish studies including: Bible, Jewish History, Philosophy & Theology, Hebrew & Yiddish, as well as lectures on fascinating and enlightening topics.

If you are ...

  • Just beginning your exploration of Judaism
  • Looking to fill in gaps in your Jewish education
  • Seeking to enrich your knowledge of the Bible & other Jewish texts, Jewish literature and/or Music
  • Ready to Learn

... then this is the place for you!

SPRING 2014 JEWISH LEARNING CLASSES

Ages 18+

YIDDISH FOR BEGINNERS - WHIPPANY
March 6–May 15
Thursdays 8:10–9:10pm
Member/Guest: $150

INTERMEDIATE YIDDISH - WHIPPANY
March 4–May 20
Tuesdays 12:30–1:30pm
Member/Guest: $150

ADVANCED YIDDISH - WHIPPANY
March 6–May 15
Thursdays 7:00–8:00pm
Member/Guest: $150

STORIES ABOUT PAUL
& EARLY CHRISTIANITY - WHIPPANY
February 12–May 7
Wednesdays 10:25–11:25pm
Member/Guest: $150

THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH - WHIPPANY
February 12–May 7
Wednesdays 9:20–10:20pm
Member/Guest: $150

BEGINNING HEBREW
February 5–May 14
Wednesdays 6:00–7:15pm
Member/Guest: $240

INTERMEDIATE HEBREW
February 5–May 14
Wednesdays 7:15–8:30pm
Member/Guest: $240

ADVANCED HEBREW
January 28–April 29
Tuesdays 6:30–7:45pm
Member/Guest: $240

CHODESH TOV
ROSH CHODESH GATHERING
October 17, 2013–June 19, 2014
Thursdays 12:30–2:00pm
Member/Guest: $162 (or $25 per class)

For complete program descriptions, please view our Winter-Spring Program Guide.

 Click here to download the Registration Form.

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Enrichment Classes

After-School Enrichment Classes

For more information, contact the Kids Club Hotline, CJ, 973-530-3490,

 

 

Grade School Classes - SUMMER SESSION

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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Grade School
Summer Aquatics!

Congratulations! Enrolling your child in our Grade School Aquatics Programs enters them into a journey to learn how to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program consists of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction.

Grade School Aquatics Learn-to-Swim is designed to help children approximately 6 years through teen achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills. 

For every level of Learn to Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

Evaluations are needed for all NEW Grade School participants to ensure proper placement in the appropriate swim level. All evaluations are complementary 15 minute sessions.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am
  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • To arrange an evaluation please register above.
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.
  • JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment
  • If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

Click Here for 2014 - 2015 Swim Lesson Schedule

 

To download Waiver and Policies please click here.

Log in to your Aquatics School Account

 

Grade School Aquatics Learn-to-Swim is designed for children approximately 6 years through teen.
Class placement is based on current swimming ability. 
Our Summer Program has 7 sessions. 
Register now for your complimentary evaluation. 

Level 1 - Intro to Water SkillsFemale_WSI_with_Class

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6
 

Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safety. Elementary aquatic skills that are the foundation for future skills are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in the water-bobbing, floating, and gliding. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop.

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6
 

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Swimmers learn to float without support and explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Front glide and recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 3 - Stroke Development
6-13 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. Swimmers learn to coordinate the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to the scissor, breaststroke and dolphin kicks, the fundamentals of treading water and diving.< br />  

  • Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Back float
  • Survival float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on front
  • Scissors and breaststroke kicks
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
8-14 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

br>Swimmers develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and increase their endurance by swimming greater distances. The back crawl stroke and breaststroke are introduced. The sidestroke and butterfly are built upon. Several new strokes and skills are introduced in Level 4.
 

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim underwater
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Open turns on front and back
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke,sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
9-14 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Swimmers entering Level 5 must have a Level 4 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the course requirements in Level 4. Swimmers refine performance of all strokes-front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawlstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Expectations are higher in regards to distance and quality. This program is not being offered weekends during the summer


Level 6 - Personal Water Safety & Fitness Swimmer
9 - 14yrs

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

 

Swimmers entering this course must have a Level 5 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the skills required to complete Level 5. In Level 6, expectations are quite high in regards to distance and quality. Personal Water Safety, and Fitness Swimmer are offered Personal Water Safety, teaches safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. Fitness Swimmer, teaches principles of training and how to evaluate your own level of Fitness.


 

For more information on class days, times and fees, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org


 


 

 

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GRAVITY Training

GRAVITY & GRAVITYouth

GRAVITY

The GRAVITY Training System provides a quick and efficient total body workout on a versatile fitness system using the force of gravity for maximum physical challenge. GRAVITY's single piece of equipment provides maximum benefits and all-over results.

GRAVITY utilizes a cable and pulley system and free-motion glideboard that employs body weight as resistance. Adjustable to nine different levels of resistance, the machine engages all major muscle groups. GRAVITY offers a variety of programming choices for small group and personal training at all fitness levels.

Each session is 45 minutes.

For more information Contact:

Sharon Tobey: stobey@jccmetrowest.org

 

 

GRAVITYouth

Help your child build up self-confidence and healthy habits by participating in Gravity Youth!

Gravity Youth is designed to help kids be active, learn about muscle groups, exercise and most importantly, have fun.  It's a safe means of training for all ages, sizes and levels of ability.

All sessions will be taught by JCC Gold Standard Personal Trainer Sharon Tobey.   

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • Mondays
    1:00pm-1:30pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesdays
    1:00pm-1:30pm & 1:30pm-2:00pm

Contact the Fitness Reception Desk at (973) 530-3416
to register your child today!

Spaces are limited.

 

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The Florence Melton School

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Do Jews believe in an afterlife?

Does the creation story in the Bible conflict with Darwinism?

Do the biblical texts written thousands of years ago relate to my life today?

Do Jews believe in fate?

If the answers to these questions intrigue you, or if you have other questions about Judaism, consider attending JCC MetroWest’s Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a two-year adult learning experience taught by experienced adult educators with classes meeting once a week for 30 weeks during the school year.

About the Melton School of
Adult Jewish Learning

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is an innovative adult Jewish learning program that provides the opportunity to achieve basic Jewish literacy in just two years. Students of varying backgrounds form a community of learners who explore Jewish texts and begin to understand how Judaism developed and what Judaism means to them. The pluralistic approach fosters an atmosphere of warmth, respect, and mutual understanding.

For Melton Class tuition and locations, please click herto view  a copy of the 2013-2014 Melton Brochure in PDF file format. 

 

What Makes the School Unique?

• Commitment to Learning: Students enroll in  a sequential two-year course developed specifically for adult learners. The school infuses students with a desire to make Jewish learning a way of life which often continues beyond the first two years into graduate courses.

• Sophisticated Curriculum: Four text-based courses make up the sequential two-year curriculum written by a team of experts at the Hebrew University's Melton Centre for Jewish Education.

• Quality Teaching and Learning: To preserve the high standards which are the hallmark of the school, all faculty members must participate in ongoing professional enrichment programs.

 

For more information about the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, please click here

Or contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519 rlillianthal@jccmetrowest.org.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Presents:
FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH FAMILY LIVING

A special curriculum designed for parents of young children.

Foundations of Jewish Family Living is a new curriculum for parents that provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. The curriculum brings to life the master stories from our tradition and the profound messages they convey.   This rich learning experience for adults will provide an opportunity for you to bring the Jewish conversation home to share with your young child. At a time in your family's life when you child is beginning his or her own Jewish education, Foundations of Jewish Family Living provides you with the learning, the language, and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children.

This 10-session course will be held at the following locations: 

Congregation Adath Shalom, Morris Plains

Congregation Agudath Israel, West Caldwell

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills

Golda Och Academy, Wilf Lower School, West Orange

 

 

For more information contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519 rlillianthal@jccmetrowest

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Masters Swim Program

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Masters Swim Program

This program is designed for adults in college and older to provide fun, fitness, and optional friendly competition in a positive environment of athletic encouragement. The tone of the program is motivating and interactive.

Swimmers are assigned to lanes with others of similar ability, and workouts are adjusted according to the experience and ability of swimmers in each lane.

A willingness to participate and to demonstrate respect for coaches and fellow swimmers, is required. Coaches Don and Mel Fink have particular experience in coaching, motivating and developing adult athletes. Learn proper techniques and train for competition, or join for fun and exercise all while you meet with other adults and work-out.

For swimmers with Full Center Memberships, who do not want to follow a structured workout, please check the pool schedule for lap swim availability.

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Sessions are offered quarterly:

July - September
October - December
January - March
April - June

One Day a Week
Member: $90 • Guest: $150

Two Days a Week
Member: $145 • Guest: $235

Three Days a Week
Member: $180 • Guest: $300

Four Days a Week
Member: $225 • Guest: $375

For more information, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or 973-530-3515.

Register Now for the Summer Quarter Sessions
July through September

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Metro Marlins Spring Program

 

Metro Express Marlins Spring Swim Program

The JCC Metro Express Marlins Spring Swim program is designed to enhance and progress competitive swimming skills by focusing on all aspects of competitive swimming. During our Spring season we focus on breaking down all four competitive strokes and working on stroke technique and efficiency as well as starts, turns and finishes. This program will include viewing DVDs for skill study as well as videotaping of participant skills. Swimmer's improvement will be measured by stroke count and event time. The program is co-ed, with swimmers of varying skills and abilities from the ages of 5 through high school.

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METRO MARLINS SPRING SWIM PROGRAM 

The JCC Metro Marlins Spring Swim program is designed to enhance and progress competitive swimming skills by focusing on all aspects of competitive swimming. During our Spring season we focus on breaking down all four competitive strokes and working on stroke technique and efficiency as well as starts, turns, and finishes. This program will include viewing DVDs for skill study as well as videotaping of participant skills. Swimmers improvement will be measured by stroke count and event time.

SPRING SWIM TEAM FEE 

Member: $375 | Guest: $475
New USA Registrants: $75 (fee prorated for Spring Session)

Practice times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as follows: 
10 and under 5:00–6:00pm 11+ 6:00–7:15pm*
*USA Swimmers practice goes an extra 15 minutes 

SWIM EVALUATIONS FOR NEW SWIMMERS ARE SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 

1:00–2:00pm for 10and under
2:00–3:00pm for 11+ 

First Practice: Monday, March 17, 2014 

For more information or questions, please contact Claudia Minde (cminde@jccmetrowest.org). 

Program registration is through our website. 

  1. Register for your swim program based on your swimmer’s goals. 
  2. Register for your specific practice times based on your swimmer’s age program.

Registration begins on February 1, 2014 

  • Swim Team Fees must be paid in full at time of registration 
  • Practice begins Monday, March 17, 2014 
  • Practice ends Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • JCC Members please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment

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